What is painting?

  • (noun): The act of applying paint to a surface.
    Example: "You can finish the job of painting faster with a roller than with a brush"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Painting

Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface (support base). The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used. In art, the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action. However, painting is also used outside of art as a common trade among craftsmen and builders. Paintings may have for their support such surfaces as walls, paper, canvas, wood, glass, lacquer, clay, leaf, copper or concrete, and may incorporate multiple other materials including sand, clay, paper, gold leaf as well as objects.

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Velvet Elvis - Cultural References - Other
... In The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, Huxley points to a velvet Elvis painting as one of his many possessions ... of Mars Hill Bible Church, inspired by a velvet Elvis painting in his garage ... as the lead singer of _ton bundle, he wrote a song called "Velvet Elvis", inspired by the same painting ...
John Myatt - Painting
... children, and attempted to make a living by painting original works in the style of well known artists ... Nineteen and twentieth century paintings from £150" ... He was initially honest about the nature of his paintings, but John Drewe, a regular customer, was able to re-sell some of his paintings as genuine works ...
Ventura Salimbeni - Biography
... He studied painting, together with his half-brother Francesco Vanni, under their father Arcangelo Salimbeni in his native Siena, He possibly spent some time,in ... These paintings show the influence of the Mannerist Cavalier D'Arpino and Andrea Lillio ... with abrupt changes of light and flickering surfaces, of his painting "Birth of a Virgin" in the San Domenico church in Ferrara (1607–1608) ...
Mosul - Arts - Painting
... The so-called Mosul School of Painting refers to a style of miniature painting that developed in northern Iraq in the late 12th to early 13th century under the patronage of the Zangid dynasty (1127–1222) ... In technique and style the Mosul school was similar to the painting of the Seljuq Turks, who controlled Iraq at that time, but the Mosul artists had a sharper sense of realism based on the subject matter ... Most Mosul paintings were illustrations of manuscripts—mainly scientific works, animal books, and lyric poetry ...
Rembrandt Peale - Biography - Works
... The painting signifies the artist’s admiration for a sibling’s love of nature, and may have been inspired by the Dutch 17th century artist, David Teniers the Younger ... His painting, "Smell" is quite similar to Rembrandt Peale’s ... The most successful painting of Peale's 50-year career, it inspired John Marshall to have his portrait done by Peale in the same fashion ...

More definitions of "painting":

  • (noun): Graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface.
    Example: "A small painting by Picasso"; "he bought the painting as an investment"
    Synonyms: picture
  • (noun): The occupation of a house painter.
    Example: "House painting was the only craft he knew"
    Synonyms: house painting
  • (noun): Creating a picture with paints.
    Example: "He studied painting and sculpture for many years"

Famous quotes containing the word painting:

    I don’t know but a book in a man’s brain is better off than a book bound in calf—at any rate it is safer from criticism. And taking a book off the brain, is akin to the ticklish & dangerous business of taking an old painting off a panel—you have to scrape off the whole brain in order to get at it with due safety—& even then, the painting may not be worth the trouble.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    Photography suits the temper of this age—of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately.
    Edward Weston (1886–1958)

    No painting is more replete than Mondrian’s.
    Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)